Skewen company is motoring with support from employment
A Skewen based company has recruited a fourth
member of staff via the EU backed South West Workways project.
Over the last 4 years, Skewen based Nielsen
Convenience Distribution, a supplier of motor vehicle products to
petrol stations and convenience stores, has used Workways for their
The 4 former Workways participants who have
joined Nielsen’s are Malcolm Jobling, Richard Legg, Richard Davies
and Lloyd Jones. Gavin Walsh, a current Workways participant, also
has a temporary job at the company with a view to further
Stephen Dare, General Manager, Nielsen’s, said
“It’s so easy to recruit via Workways. They understand our business
and know exactly what we’re looking for.
“As Workways vet candidates for us, it takes
the risk out of the recruitment process. My time is precious so
it’s a help not having to sift through applications.”
54 year old Malcolm Jobling from Skewen was
the first Workways participant to be employed by Nielsen’s.
Malcolm said “I’d been out of work for 12
months before signing up for Workways; I couldn’t find any jobs. I
haven’t looked back since joining Nielsen’s four years ago.”
Stephen Dare said “Malcolm has worked his way
up through the company and is now my right hand man. He’s been a
fantastic addition to the business.”
33 year old Richard Legg from Skewen is the
most recent addition to the Nielsen’s team. Prior to finding work
with the company, Richard, a father of three, had been a stay at
home dad for over a year.
Richard said “Workways made a big difference
in helping me find a job. The regular support from my
Workways mentor Mark really helped.”
Councillor Ali Thomas, Leader of Neath Port
Talbot Council said “The success of Workways is a testament to the
relationships the project has with both local employers and
jobseekers. This is a fine example of the support the project
South West Workways supports individuals to
overcome the barriers which prevent them from finding employment.
Workways also works closely with a range of small and large local
companies, helping them with their recruitment. The project, which
is backed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government,
is led by Neath Port Talbot Council in collaboration with
Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Swansea Councils.